After all the problems I have had this summer with sawfly on the roses and me giving the roses a good talking to, I think it has worked. For some anyway.
I had really honestly had enough of trying to salvage some of the ailing plants, no sooner had they started to recover from one attack along came another. So some have been dug up and binned. But to my astonishment about half a dozen near the conservatory have started to give out some beautiful blooms. Maybe the sawfly season is over and the weather is holding up and allowing the plants to do what they have been trying to do all summer..
Ballerina is now flowering for the first time this year, usually a very prolific bloomer, now although not many trusses it is very welcome all the same.
This didn’t actually succumb to the dreaded sawfly but it was growing behind the granddaughters playhouse that we took down earlier in the summer. It had a prune and is now giving me some nice scented cutting material.
And one of my favourite roses for it’s perfectly shaped flowers and exquisite perfume. This has quite a lot of strong growth and about ten or more flowers and buds. It’s going to get such a shock it the weather changes.
So a bit late in the day but for my Vase on Monday I have chosen Young Lycidas as my main flowers, along with Aster Alma Potschke and the stunning fading florets of Hydrangea Miranda looking more like a piece of faded old embroidery.
…this is my vase….
…..I hope it brightens your day as much as it did mine….
Thank you Cathy from Rambling in the Garden for hosting this thread.